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A Flameback Woodpecker. India.

 
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Dec 03, 2018 23:29 |  #1

A Flameback.

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Dec 04, 2018 10:39 |  #2

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Jai,

This is a most spectacular bird! . Thank you so much for sharing this great photo with us.

I never even knew there was such a bird - and now I am all excited about it and Googling it up and reading about it. . . Is this the Black-rumped Flameback, or the Greater Flameback?

Do you live near these birds, or did you travel to India on vacation to photograph them? . . If you live near them, then I am wondering - have you ever found one of their nests?


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Dec 04, 2018 11:00 as a reply to  @ Tom Reichner's post |  #3

Thanks Tom.

This is black rumped or lesser flameback.

Tom I live in India and being a hobbyist nature and wildlife photographer visit Indian wildlife parks regularly. This image was taken at Dudhwa Tiger Reserve which is about 250 kms away from my place. As you would be knowing this bird moves very fast and it depends on luck If you get a proper shot of it. I think I was lucky that day. And I didn’t see any of her nests.

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Dec 17, 2018 11:45 |  #4

Um...WOW. What a beauty!




  
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Apr 04, 2019 14:30 |  #5

Fabulous! The colors are amazing.




  
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Apr 04, 2019 14:45 |  #6

J R Mohan wrote in post #18764189 (external link)
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I think I was lucky that day ..... and I didn’t see any of her nests.
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Jai,

Each year these woodpeckers will make a nest in a tree cavity.

I am not sure what exact time of year in your area, but here in North America woodpeckers nest sometime between April and July. . Most start nesting in early May and leave the nest in late June. . They will not use nests at any other time of year.

The nest is used for one purpose only - to raise young. . If you can find a nest then you will know exactly where the adults will be every day for two months!

Setting up on a nest can be a wonderful way to get many great photos of woodpeckers. . When I find a nest, I usually wait until the young are about a week from fledging (flying away) and then I will go every day and photograph the adults as they come to the nest with food, which they do every 20 to 45 minutes. . When the young are at this older stage, they will poke their heads out of the nest in anticipation of their parent coming back with food, and you can get pictures of both the young and the adults!

If these Flameback Woodpeckers lived in my area, I would definitely spend a lot of time in May looking for nest trees. . It would be my obsession for two months because they are so doggone beautiful!


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Apr 04, 2019 16:03 |  #7

Wonderful, Jai! Thank you for sharing a beautiful bird that many of us are unaware of :)

This looks very similar, but more brightly patterned, to our Pileated Woodpeckers here in N. America.

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If you have been able to observe their feeding areas, do you know what sort of holes they excavate when feeding? Our Pileateds create *large*, square-shaped holes vs the smaller/rounder holes that most of the other woodies create; it makes me curious whether a similarly built bird shows the same behavior.

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Apr 07, 2019 21:08 as a reply to  @ Snydremark's post |  #8

Thanks for information. Here in India these birds make a round nest . ( round hole )


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